About Our District

Mountain View SD #244

Welcome to Mountain View School District #244. Our rural school district sits within Idaho County, located in north central Idaho. It is the largest geographical school district in the state, and the sixth largest geographical school district in the continental United States. Mountain View School District’s boundaries span from the state of Oregon to Montana (8,300 sq. mi.) – covering more area than the entire state of New Jersey. However, with only 15,697 people, its population per square mile resembles that of Alaska.

The school district borders the national “Frank Church Wilderness” area, and is surrounded by the Clearwater, Salmon, and Snake Rivers. Our local patrons, as well as guests, enjoy numerous outdoor activities including whitewater boating, snowmobiling, big game hunting, camping, hiking, and fishing. It has been said, if the great painter Norman Rockwell was still alive he would want to paint our communities to represent rural America.

The school district has schools located in the communities of Elk City, Grangeville, and Kooskia, but also serves students in many of the outlying communities within Idaho County.  The school district consists of five schools with an overall population of about 1287 students. School populations range from 6 to 569 students, with Elk City School having the fewest and Grangeville Elementary/Middle School being the largest.

We are a K-12 district that is small enough to care and large enough to offer a full and rewarding curriculum. Our goal is to prepare students with skills necessary to function in a larger world. To this end, we have developed a highly skilled and caring professional and support staff. Each student is treated with the respect and attention needed to succeed. Extensive athletic, academic, and other extra-curricular activities are available to students. These activities compliment our academic program and serve to offer activities for students that increase their sense of self-worth and inspire them to achieve academically so we can meet our mission of “Educational Excellence for All”.